Brett Anderson has missed significant time the last two years.
It's a bit soon to be looking at offseason cuts, but we've seen enough this season to know who the Oakland A's can make the playoffs without. Especially when it comes to next season when nearly everyone will be one year older and cost more money.
This is by no means an article intended to blast the players on this list as horrible human beings that need to be sent off the plank in the middle of the ocean.
It's more so a realistic look at who Oakland can save money on by not bringing back. That saved money, in turn, can go toward deserving extensions or another high-caliber piece to the puzzle.
I'm not Billy Beane, but if I were, I probably wouldn't bring these guys back.
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Chris Young, one and done.
It'd be nice to keep him around longer, but not at his price.
It may finally be time to let Anderson walk.
Was Callaspo a rental piece?
The acquisition of Alberto Callaspo may wind up being the move that prolongs Jemile Weeks’ stay with the Oakland Athletics organization. At 30-years old, though, Callaspo is not the second baseman of the future for the A’s, and Sogard, as popular as he has become, really isn’t an everyday offensive force at second base either. Weeks, by comparison, still has the ability to be the dynamic player that burst onto the season in 2011 as a rookie. At 26-years old, he’s still a year younger than Sogard, and has higher upside than the glasses-wearing fan favorite.
41 and slowing down. Is he even worth $1 million?
This sums up Taylor's big-league career.
Michael Taylor is a guy who could definitely leave via trade this offseason. Of course it'd have to be in a package.